About Me

How to Contact Me:

You can reach me via email at nelly.ali@gmail.com

A Little on the Human Me:

I am a British-Egyptian. Born in London and attached to Egypt. I ache to be a functioning part of a country that’s history and struggle fills me with pride. This is a personal blog where you will find a mixture of my ramblings on human rights and socio-politics in Egypt and about my personal struggles living in London.

More and more, this blog is becoming a vessel for the voices of the most incredible children you could ever imagine – my street girls.

What I’ve Studied:

  • Master of Laws (LLM) Human Rights and I gained a distinction for my dissertation in 2003 titled: “Freedom of Expression in Egypt; Between Politics and Religion”
  • I am currently a doctoral student at Birkbeck, University of London working on an ethnography of street girls and young street mothers in Cairo, Egypt. My research interests include the health-seeking behaviour of street children, their experience of resilience, vulnerability, violence and shame and how gender is constructed on the streets.

What I Teach:

  • Module Leader and Lecturer for the Childhood Studies module at the Institute of Education
  • Associate Tutor on the MSc International Childhood Studies program at Birkbeck
  • Lecturer of Childhood Studies and Research Methods at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge

The Other Things I Do:

  • Intern Editor for Peer Reviewed Journal – MaMSIE
  • Project and Implementation Manager (volunteer) at Hope Village Society (NGO)
  • Op-Ed writer for The Egypt Independent and Al Shorouk News

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog.

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